When someone asks you for a favor and you are able to fulfill the request, make certain to do it right away. If you are really able to help in some way today, don't tell the person, "Come back tomorrow and then I will help you."
Apply this with the next five favors that you are asked to do. If the favor is a reasonable one and you are able to do it, don't procrastinate. Take care of it right away.
(see Ralbag - Shaar ahavas rayim, no.13)
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